Controlled grafting of cellulose fibres: an outlook beyond paper and cardboard
2012 (English)In: Polymer Chemistry, ISSN 1759-9954, Vol. 3, no 7, 1702-1713 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Cellulose is highly interesting from a materials science perspective, very much fuelled by its abundance, renewability and low cost. In this review, the heterogeneous grafting of cellulose fibres through controlled radical polymerization methods is highlighted. Techniques such as atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) and reversible addition fragmentation chain-transfer (RAFT) allow for fibres with tailorable properties and built-in functionality to be produced. Undoubtedly, cellulose is a material for the future and it is foreseen that in a few years, the use of cellulose will probably extend far beyond the traditional application areas, such as in paper and cardboard.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 3, no 7, 1702-1713 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-98748DOI: 10.1039/c1py00445jISI: 000304913800004ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84862174758OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-98748DiVA: diva2:538826
FunderSwedish Research Council
QC 201207022012-07-022012-07-022012-07-02Bibliographically approved